There’s a saying a good friend of mine told me once that I’ll never forget: “The most successful people aren’t necessarily the most intelligent, but those who are willing to adapt their thinking to change.” So much of my life this past year has changed that there’s simply not enough room to tell you, and I’d have no idea where to begin. I will say, though, the very beginning of this new journey in life started with a single step of faith.
A few years ago, I saw a friend of mine do the exact same thing… no idea what he was going to do next, no idea how he’d provide for his family and no idea how to stop the nagging desire to ask “why.” But he did it. He took that step of faith. He sold out his life, committed himself to be truly utilized by God and is a better father, husband and friend because if it. What did I gain from it? He gave me a roadmap of how to get my “why” question answered, too.
Proverbs 16:3 says “Commit unto The Lord all things and your plans will surely succeed.” There are other translations, but I like this one the best because it expresses to me that there’s absolutely no way… if I commit myself to His glory (not mine)… that I can mess this up! My investment in “God Things” is guaranteed.
Friends, people are watching you, and you don’t even know it. Take a chance for God. Take a step through that open door today that might not be there tomorrow. Be today. Do today. Go today… and you may even take some people along with you that you had no idea who they were! These are the things Toward the Goal Ministries desires for you. You’ve enabled us to do great things in some people that the rest of the world has discounted or written off. You’re helping us to help others. You, too, have the ability to be intentional in someone’s life that this world says they have no value. Scary? Yes, terrifying. Costly? Everything. Worth it? Every cent of your time! But remember… “successful people are those who will adapt their thinking to change.” That’s what growth really is, right?!
God bless you and your household,
Art Yoder, TTG President